Projects

We are committed to breaking the period taboo and ensuring girls and young women have healthy menstrual cycles. We do this work through menstrual education workshops, community conversations, menstrual hygiene product distribution, and mentorship.  

understanding and embracing my flow

Love Your Menses offers an 8-week menstrual health education program titled, "Understanding and Embracing My Flow" for girls ages 8-12 to learn about menstruation, embrace puberty, and to love their bodies. Workshops are led by women of color medical and public health professionals.

menstrual hygiene product distribution

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Love Your Menses has been distributing period care packages to individuals in need of menstrual products and positivity.

 

Since April 25, we have assembled and distributed over 1,300 period care packages in Boston, Liberia, Nigeria, and The Gambia. In Fall 2020, we will be expanding our reach to Detroit, Atlanta, Houston and New Orleans. 

birthing during COVID-19

The postpartum recovery period is the time when a mother recovers from the crucial changes that occurred to her body during the antenatal period to the delivery period. This time is very critical and necessary. Many moms are unable to positively recover because of financial constraints especially during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  

Love Your Menses, Inc. is pleased to collaborate with Bodily to distribute FREE Bodily postpartum care products to expecting and new mothers of colors in financial need living in Boston, MA and other cities across the U.S.

BLEED AND STAY IN SCHOOL (bass)

The Bleed And Stay in School (BASS) project seeks to achieve its general objectives of encouraging girls’ retention in school by promoting menstrual hygiene management through the following specific objectives:

1. To establish menstrual hygiene clubs in 4 schools (2 Public, 2 private)

2. To build and equip WASH facilities with menstruation products.

3. To conduct health education workshops on menstrual hygiene management for 100 girls across the 4 schools we work with in Liberia.

ANNUAL EMPOWERMENT EVENTS

Every year in select cities, we host a safe, brave, and uplifting event for Black and Brown girls and their support systems to learn about the menstrual cycle, share period stories, and connect with medical professionals of color. We were the first organization to host a period empowerment event for girls of color in Boston. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic,  our empowerment events will be held virtually until it is safe to gather in person. 

global girl chats

Love Your Menses, Inc. is launching a monthly virtual global girl chat for adolescents living in Boston, MA, Abuja, Nigeria and Lagos, Nigeria. This is a 6-month free program starting on November 21.

 

The purpose of this global chat is to provide a safe and uplifting space for girls to engage in a meaningful dialogue and exchange of ideas between girls of color in the United States and also in Nigeria. We believe this cultural exchange program will build lasting relationships and allow for each girls to become motivated and determined to become successful women.

ambassador program

The goal of the ambassador program is to provide hands-on training and professional opportunities for individuals with an interest in menstrual equity. The LYM ambassador will have the opportunity to receive menstrual health education, attend trainings and other professional development events, and implement menstrual equity initiatives in their communities on behalf of the Love Your Menses brand. 

Contact Us

Interested in learning more about the work we do or partnering with us? We would love to hear from you!

Email: info@loveyourmenses.com

Phone: 857-246-9710

Registered 501(c)(3): 85-1043305

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